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Discus and support Windows 10 clean install in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So, I have an Inspiron 7306 2n1 bought in November 2020 which came with Windows 10 installed however I needed to run Ubuntu and installed that.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AdamWoo_1, Feb 21, 2021 at 4:52 AM.

  1. AdamWoo_1 Win User

    Windows 10 clean install


    So, I have an Inspiron 7306 2n1 bought in November 2020 which came with Windows 10 installed however I needed to run Ubuntu and installed that. However have now stopped working on that project and want to revert to Windows 10 and two days ago I downloaded the latest Media creation tool and followed the process of deleting the old partitions, then going for a clean install of Windows 10. This gives me 3 partitions and I start the installation process on the largest. Everything goes well with Keyboard, language and currency all selectable and then it gets to the point where I need to connect to a network to finish the installation.


    I can connect to my home network using the WPS function and see the word 'Connected - Secured' but when I press Next after seeing the message 'Checking the connection to Microsoft - This may take a while' for about 5 minutes the WiFi card disconnects and the screen reverts to the message 'Let's connect you to a network .......'. The Wifi Card is connected to the network and the network is fine as i can ping Microsoft.com from a device on the same network.


    Having searched the internet this seems to be a common issue but I haven't been able to find a solution.


    Is there a workaround?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
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  3. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Feb 21, 2021 at 4:55 AM
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